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Slow down, take a breath, and reflectHolly Bullock
When Marc Hendrick moved from Australia to Los Angeles almost a decade ago, it was art that inspired him to start Slowdown Studio. In 2015, the former graphic designer attended an exhibition with works not set on paper or canvas, but on tactile tapestries instead – and it was this fabric-as-art mentality that launched his cult homeware brand. Aiming to encourage customers to slow down, take a breath, and reflect, Hendrick creates colourful home textiles that, at first glance, simply read as beautiful works of art. It’s only closer inspection that reveals these pieces as vivid cushions and throws. Of course, over time, printed artwork has made it into the collection, too, but his original vision remains strong: celebrate creativity with works of art that are both functional and beautiful. Available from selfridges.com. HB.